Suc­cess­ful first sea­son for Dum­fries Sun­day XI

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SPORTS -

The Croma Vig­i­lant Dum­fries Sun­day XI fin­ished top of the ta­ble in the Eden Val­ley Sun­day League, with only one de­feat and a draw to claim the ti­tle.

This was the team’s first sea­son in the league and win­ning the ti­tle just adds a cherry on the top of what has been a very suc­cess­ful sum­mer for the Sun­day XI.

With an em­pha­sis on de­vel­op­ing the club’s younger play­ers, that proved pro­duc­tive with Sean Thor­nely-Kyle, James Lit­tle and Adam Ma­lik amongst the top run scor­ers and oth­ers get­ting valu­able time in the mid­dle.

Sim­i­larly with the bowl­ing, Calum Reynolds-Lewis and Hy­der Hus­sain were both equal sec­ond top wicket-tak­ers and the bowlers most called upon. Max Cor­bett-By­ers, Luke McBurnie and Sean also con­trib­uted on the bowl­ing front as did oth­ers with, in to­tal, 16 bowlers used dur­ing the sea­son.

A hand­ful of se­nior play­ers bol­stered the side dur­ing the sea­son and Danny Arm­strong was the top all-rounder for his speedy in­ter­ven­tions.

In the sec­ond half of the sea­son, weather, the World Cup and a con­ces­sion or two af­fected the sched­ule but it re­mained a valu­able first sea­son.

Con­grat­u­la­tions go to Andy Reed the side’s usual cap­tain and to Paddy Cork­ery for his win­ning record as skip­per.

Danny Arm­strong

Sean Thor­nely-Kyle

James Lit­tle

Adam Ma­lik

Hy­der Hus­sain

Calum Reynolds-Lewis

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